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Selecting Fire Protection Equipment

  1. #345 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head with a Shutgun Sprinkler Stopper

    A simple, effective fire sprinkler tool stops water fast Fire sprinklers are incredibly reliable and save lives, extinguishing fires or controlling them and buying time for occupants to escape and firefighters to arrive. But sometimes, fire sprinklers activate unintentionally. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments responded to about 33,600 unintentional fire sprinkler activations in 2014. And...
  2. #327 — Fire Safety Signs I Need in My Building

    #327 — Fire Safety Signs I Need in My Building
    Learn the requirements for AED signs, exit signs, and fire extinguisher signs No one expects an emergency to happen. But when they do occur, life and fire safety signs that illuminate the path to safety or the location of critical life safety equipment can save lives. In this blog, we examine model code requirements for some of the most important...
  3. #324 – Electric & Photoluminescent Exit Signs: Choosing Illuminated Exit Signs

    #324 – Electric & Photoluminescent Exit Signs: Choosing Illuminated Exit Signs
    Electric, photoluminescent, and tritium exit signs are listed and tested to the same standards as their electric counterparts. But the choices you make can lower lifetime costs, reduce maintenance requirements, and keep signs in compliance with local laws.
  4. #322 – Contractors’ Preference: Alarm Bells, Water Motor Gongs & Fire Alarms

    #322 – Contractors’ Preference: Alarm Bells, Water Motor Gongs & Fire Alarms
    Learn how a balance of cost, code, and a love of the craft influences contractors’ choice of fire alarm bells, water motor gongs, and newer electronics.

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